Valentina Shevchenko Won’t Wait For Jessica Eye

Flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko wants to get back inside the Octagon as soon as possible, so that likely leaves Jessica Eye on the outside looking in. Defending the flyweight title is something that Shevchenko has wanted to do since she won it back in December of last year. This is a welcome change from the […]

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Flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko wants to get back inside the Octagon as soon as possible, so that likely leaves Jessica Eye on the outside looking in.

Defending the flyweight title is something that Shevchenko has wanted to do since she won it back in December of last year. This is a welcome change from the division’s first champion, Nicco Montano.

Shevchenko’s first title defense looked like it would be against Eye, who earned that distinction with a victory over Katlyn Chookagian at the same event that saw Shevchenko win the strap.

Eye took to social media just the other day to call out Shevchenko for the newly announced UFC 238 card in Chicago, IL later this year.

However, according to the champion’s manager, Roger Allen, she is available to fight just weeks from now. And that and waiting four more months is not of particular interest. (h/t MMAJunkie) Because of that, Eye will likely be passed up.

Allen also said that the UFC already tried to make the fight with Eye once at UFC on ESPN+ 3. But Eye declined because of an issue with her teeth.

If Shevchenko is to keep to her words shortly after winning the flyweight title, she’d like to get a fight booked soon.

“This is what I want to do: to defend the belt as much as I can,” Shevchenko said in December. “I’m healthy now; I didn’t get any hard injuries. Just go straight to the busy work again. I don’t want to spend the time saying, ‘OK, I’ll keep the belt for a year, doing nothing and just say hello to the media and show the belt.’ No, I want action. For me, that’s more important.”

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Valentina Shevchenko Won’t Wait For Jessica Eye To Defend Title

Valentina Shevchenko doesn’t want to wait around before defending her UFC women’s flyweight title. “The Bullet” wants to fight now. At UFC 231 in December, Jessica Eye defeated Katlyn Chookagian, putting herself in a position to…

Valentina Shevchenko doesn’t want to wait around before defending her UFC women’s flyweight title. “The Bullet” wants to fight now. At UFC 231 in December, Jessica Eye defeated Katlyn Chookagian, putting herself in a position to challenge for the 125-pound throne next. UFC President Dana White went as far as saying that Eye would be Shevchenko’s […]

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Jessica Eye Angling For UFC 238 Title Fight With Valentina Shevchenko

No sooner than the UFC announced the UFC 238 pay-per-view in Chicago, Jessica Eye took to social media to lobby for her title shot. All indications are that Eye, who’s on a three-fight win streak, will be next in line to challenge Valentina Shevchenko for her flyweight title. However, shortly after capturing the 125-pound strap […]

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No sooner than the UFC announced the UFC 238 pay-per-view in Chicago, Jessica Eye took to social media to lobby for her title shot.

All indications are that Eye, who’s on a three-fight win streak, will be next in line to challenge Valentina Shevchenko for her flyweight title.

However, shortly after capturing the 125-pound strap in December, “The Bullet” expressed a desire to take a break. That being said, a June return should be right in the time frame for the champ.

If things work out as such, Eye has plans for UFC 238 in Chicago. (via Twitter):

UFC 238 is set to take place Saturday, June 8 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. As of this writing, there are no official fights slated for this event.

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Jessica Eye Pitches Date and Place for Flyweight Title Fight

Jessica Eye is hoping to cash in on her flyweight title shot in the Windy City when the UFC returns to Chicago for UFC 238. There are currently no fights scheduled for the event, and a flyweight title bout between Eye and reigning champion Valentina Sh…

Jessica Eye is hoping to cash in on her flyweight title shot in the Windy City when the UFC returns to Chicago for UFC 238. There are currently no fights scheduled for the event, and a flyweight title bout between Eye and reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko would likely land as the card’s co-main event. After […]

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Amanda Nunes Teases Run At 125-Pound Title

Amanda Nunes could have her eye on making history yet again. “The Lioness” became the third-ever UFC “Champ Champ” back in December when she made quick work of Cris Cyborg at UFC 232. Nunes finished Cyborg in under a minute to w…

Amanda Nunes could have her eye on making history yet again. “The Lioness” became the third-ever UFC “Champ Champ” back in December when she made quick work of Cris Cyborg at UFC 232. Nunes finished Cyborg in under a minute to win the UFC women’s featherweight title. Now, Nunes reigns as the UFC’s women’s bantamweight […]

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Dana White: Jessica Eye Is ‘Next’ for Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko

It looks like Jessica Eye will get the first crack at new flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in 2019. Following a hard fought win over Katlyn Chookagian this past December, Eye jumped up to No. 1 in the rankings with hopes that she would get the n…

It looks like Jessica Eye will get the first crack at new flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in 2019. Following a hard fought win over Katlyn Chookagian this past December, Eye jumped up to No. 1 in the rankings with hopes that she would get the next shot at the flyweight championship in her long campaign […]

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